The 2018 Newcastle Diamond Awards

The 12th Annual Diamond Awards was held on Thursday, March 29, 2018


The 2018 Diamond Awards Gala featured a fabulous evening of Community Awards and Entertainment! The event was held on March 29, 2018 at The Golf Club at Newcastle.

Diamond Award Categories:

  • Dennis Yarnell Inspiration
  • Business Award
  • Community Leadership
  • Customer Service Award
  • Education Award
  • Youth Award
  • Mayor’s Award

TITLE SPONSOR: HomeStreet Bank, Newcastle
PRESENTING SPONSORS: B&E Meats and Seafood; City of Newcastle; Law Offices of Beth A. McDaniel; Puget Sound Energy; Waste Management, Coal Creek Family YMCA
GOLD SPONSOR: Aegis Gardens of Newcastle
SUPPORTING SPONSORS: Waddell & Reed (Bellevue); Newcastle QFC


Dennis Yarnell Inspiration Jim & Peggy Price
Tony Ventrella
Business Resonate Brewery
Newastle Fruit & Produce
Customer Service City of Newcastle Public Works
Vicki Heck
Mayor’s Award To be announced at the event
Community Leadership Marcie Maxwell
Sara Biancofiori
Education Charisse Tsukamoto
Kerry Dobranski
Youth Hope Sison
Stephanie Hernandez
This year we enjoyed a Special Performance by members of


OFFICIAL LIST of This Year’s NOMINEES (attend the Gala to celebrate this year’s AWARD RECIPIENTS AND RUNNERS-UP)   

Hope Sisson Craig Cooper
Darren Stott Dani Hastings
Jim & Peggy Price Chris Brown
Tony Ventrella City of Newcastle Public Works
Sue Stronk Sara Biancofiori
Stephanie Hernandez Caroline Smith
Geoff Schott Dave Franklin
Newcastle Jewelers Vicki Heck
Kerry Dobranski Hope Sisson
Andrea Ahlfors Wendy Kirchner
Nicholas Platin Resonate Brewery
Charisse Tsukamoto Newcastle Fruit & Produce
Karin Blakley Carol Simpson
Gigi White Yea’s Wok
Bill Burris Rob Wyman
Rich Crispo Russ Segner
Orthodontic Excellence Christina Corrales-Toy
Newcastle Heated Storage B&E Meats and Seafood
Dr. Geoffrey Strange Boy Scout Troop 499


2018 Newcastle Diamond Award Nomination

12th Annual Newcastle Diamond Awards Nomination Form
  • A good nomination submission might include a description of why the person you are writing about is special. You might include a specific incident you observed. You can also list words that describe the nominee. You should include examples, stories about this person or business. It is important that you be as specific as you can in your nomination.